HALF UNITED have proven that it is far better to give than to receive, donating a week’s worth of meals to a child in need with every product sold! To date they have given over 150,000 meals to children in need in places like Nepal, Fiji,Cambodia, Haiti & USA.
In the summer of 2009 founders Carmin and Christian Black came up with the idea of using reclaimed bullet casings to create a statement piece of jewellery that would help fight hunger.
“We wanted to create a simple yet bold item for our customers to wear which would display their fight against hunger, and remind them of the child’s life they’ve changed.” Says Christian. “We were sitting in my apartment and it hit us! Let’s string recycled bullet casings on chains and call them “Fighting Hunger Necklaces!” Says Carmin.
Today these iconic necklaces can be found internationally in major department stores and in small boutiques as well. This little symbol is proving to be a big, powerful tool in fighting hunger world wide!
Today there are over 925 million hungry people worldwide; over 13% of the population cannot effectively learn or work to provide food for their families.
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We’re pretty chuffed to be introducing the Half United range to our collection at Upcycle Studio, not only does it fit with all of our values and help to prevent sending unnecessary materials to our landfill but it gives food to those that need it most.